HRETDs tow tractor training course details
Material handling
using a tow tractor
SAQA unit standard: 14568
Field: Physical Planning and Construction
NQF level:  02 (7 credits)
Maximum learners per group: Five learners
Novice training duration: Five days
Re-certification training duration: One day
HRETDs tow tractor training course details
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Included in this mutimedia training programme Tow tractors are materials handling vehicles commonly used to transport pallets of goods in warehouses; they are also used in airports and rail yards for transporting baggage and cargo.

This unit standard teaches the relevant job safety knowledge and practical skills necessary for the safe and efficient operation of tow tractors (and where applicable multi trailer systems), to personnel required to operate these types of machines.

Entry requirements

Grade 7 certificate or equivalent qualification.

For any queries regarding the requirements and conditions of tow truck training, contact our skills development advisor for more information.

Advanced driver training

Each learner will receive

Tow tractor driver training

Driver training

Course content

Introduction to tow tractors

We identify the different types of tow tractors and identify the major components. We show learners the basic operator controls and control panel.

Tow tractor safety precautions

We identify a professional attitude, risk management, the role of the operator, the equipment and the work environment. We identify the necessary personal protective equipment and safety precautions.


We discuss the applicable legislation, general safety regulations, accident reporting, housekeeping and safety checklist.

Daily checks and servicing

Walk-around checks and daily service, weekly or 50 hour service, start-up checks, shutdown procedures, refuelling the tipper and the daily checklist for tippers.

Pre-start checks

We discuss pre-start checks, inspection of new equipment, servicing of new equipment and installation.

Safe operating procedures

We discuss operating controls and indicators, preparation for use, connecting and disconnecting hoses, start-up and shutdown procedures and transporting the tow tractor.

Assessment methods

We conduct a formative theoretical assessment at the beginning of the course to gauge the learner’s initial understanding (novices only). At the end of the training, a summative theoretical and practical application assessment is conducted, to find if the learner is competent; if not, additional developmental areas are identified and suggested.

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CETA accreditedTraining programme accreditation

This training programme is registered and accredited by the Construction Education Training Authority (CETA) in accordance with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) unit standard 14568: Use a Tractor to Tow Various Construction Implements and Attachments.

HRETD certification policy

Provided that the entry requirements have been met, and the learner found competent, the candidate will receive a certificate of competence that is valid life-long, excepting where it is the policy of the company to have the operator refreshed every two years.

HRETD offers training programmes, from short skills courses to train the trainer courses. We specialise in legal compliance training that is accredited with the TETA and CETA when it comes to technical training, operator training, in service training and onsite training. Our assessors and facilitator trainers responsible for assessment, recertification and certification offer effective training that is Cost effective, competitively priced and affordable in the SADC region including Namibia. We also offer course development. We also offer tow tractor training Johannesburg, tow tractor training Cape Town, tow tractor training Durban, tow tractor training Gauteng.
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